Police officer injured during Atlantic Avenue incident
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) Corner Brook Region is continuing to investigate an assault complaint, which also resulted in an officer being injured.
On Monday at approximately 4:15 p.m., RNC Patrol Services responded to a disturbance inside a home on Atlantic Avenue.
It was reported that a man was inside a home assaulting a female resident. Upon police arrival, the suspect confronted RNC officers, resulting in one of the officers being assaulted.
Pepper spray, a defensive tool available to RNC officers, was utilized to subdue the man and as a result, he was arrested. One of the officers involved in the incident sustained minor injuries to the face.
The female resident inside the home was not injured by the suspect.
The accused, a 36-year-old resident of Corner Brook, is being held at the Western Memorial Regional Hospital for psychiatric evaluation. Charges of assaulting a peace officer and assault are expected.
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